The Road to Reform: How A Bill Becomes A Law

This chart is a simplified version of understanding the Congressional Legislative Process of how the current immigration reform bill will become a law. Currently, we have a bill, but not a law. This chart explains the process the bill will…Read More

[MPI] The ‘Back of the Line’

(republished content) Press Release March 22, 2013 Contact: Michelle Mittelstadt 202-266-1910 The ‘Back of the Line’: New Migration Policy Institute Issue Brief Explains ‘The Line,’ Who Is in It, Wait Times & More MPI Launches Issue Briefs Series Focusing…Read More

[SPLC] Close to Slavery: Guestworker Programs in the United States

In the debate over comprehensive immigration reform, various policymakers and business groups have suggested that Congress create a new or expanded guestworker program to ensure a steady supply of foreign workers for industries that rely on an abundance of cheap labor. Congress should look before it leaps. Read More

Pew Research: Two-thirds of Legal Mexican Immigrants are not U.S. Citizens

The Path Not Taken: Two-thirds of Legal Mexican Immigrants are not U.S. Citizens. Nearly two-thirds of the 5.4 million legal immigrants from Mexico are not citizens of the United States, even though they are eligible to naturalize. Their rate of naturalization----36%----is only half that of legal immigrants from all other countries combined, according to an analysis of Census Bureau data by the Pew Hispanic Center, a project of the Pew Research Center.Read More

Families for Freedom new report uncovers nearly 300 wrongful arrests by Border Patrol

Via Families for Freedom: January 30, 2013 (New York, NY) – A new report from Families for Freedom in collaboration with New York University (NYU) Immigrant Rights Clinic entitled, “Uncovering USBP: Bonus Programs for United States Border Patrol Agents and…Read More

Unauthorized Immigrants: 11.1 Million in 2011 [Pew Research]

There were 11.1 million unauthorized immigrants living in the U.S. in March 2011, unchanged from the previous two years and a continuation of the sharp decline in this population since its peak in 2007, according to estimates by the Pew…Read More

USCIS DACA Applicant Statistics

Immigration Enforcement in the United States: The Rise of a Formidable Machinery

“Spending for the federal government’s two main immigration enforcement agencies – US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) – and its primary enforcement technology initiative, the US Visitor and Immigrant Status Indicator Technology (US-VISIT)…Read More

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

Over the past three years, this Administration has undertaken an unprecedented effort to transform the immigration enforcement system into one that focuses on public safety, border security and the integrity of the immigration system. As the Department of Homeland Security…Read More

DREAM Act – 2011 Senate Bill

Click to download a PDF version.   S 952 IS 112th CONGRESS1st SessionS. 952To authorize the cancellation of removal and adjustment of status of certain alien students who are long-term United States residents and who entered the United States as…Read More